New Journal: Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture.

The following information just had been spread over the cyberculture-mailinglist. Especially the title sounds very promising for those who recognize digital games a an integral part of digital culture(s).

New Journal: Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture.

This new scientific, international, peer reviewed online journal deals with everything ludic and looks at digital games from a multitude of perspectives. Its approach is deliberately broad to accommodate the
rapid changes and constant growth of this highly transdisciplinary field.

The journal is organized in sections with the first issue containing an in-depth introduction, articles and game reviews. You can already enjoy this kick-off publication at http://www.eludamos.org


More sections are possible in later issues, and we are looking forward to your suggestions. We also invite you to submit ideas for special issues.

Our goal is a biannual appearance, and the next publication is intended for February 2008. Please see official call for papers below.

Sounds interesting – although I admit I don’t know a person of the internationally formed editor board.

Here’s the TOC of the first issue:

  • Ordinary Gamers – The Vanishing Violence In War Games And Its Influence On Male Gamers
  • On the Liberation of Space in Computer Games
  • (Dis-)integrative Effects of MUD-Usage as Seen by the Players
  • Real Player Manifesto
  • ‘Translating Narrative into Code’ – Thoughts on a Technology-Centric Model of Digital Games as Programmable Media
  • + reviews etc.

There’s also a CFP for the next issues:

Call for Papers
The call for papers for the new, international, peer-reviewed online journal “Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture” is now open. Submissions are expected to be in English and to include full papers
plus abstracts. Please note that we can only consider papers which have not been previously published and which are not under consideration for another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the
Editor). For further specification of submission guidelines please consult http://www.eludamos.org.

The next issue is due to appear in February 2008. Submissions can be made throughout the year; however, articles for the February edition must be submitted by Dec. 15th 2007. Submissions that reach us after that date will be considered for the summer issue.